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Poster: jackstraw86 Date: Feb 1, 2008 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I saw the breakout of Day Tripper and it was awful. I think they only played it a few times and I never heard a decent version. People dug it for the nostalgia factor but it really was a train wreck. I totally agree about Baba too.

This kind of begs the inverse question:
What songs were played only once or a few times that worked but they didn't play them more? Ballad of a Thin Man comes to my mind. They played it 8 times and I thought it was a wonderful cover.

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Feb 2, 2008 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Even though they played it quite a bit I have to say that "The Weight" was a great cover for them and so was "Masterpiece"

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 1, 2008 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Nearly every Beatles song the Dead covered was a huge huge mistake.

Ever hear Jerry try to remember the words to "Revolution"? How about the vocal train wreck that is the acoustic attempt at "Blackbird" from some show in '88?
"Lucy in the Sky"? Please, it's embarrassing. The Dead are wonderful for many things--but vocal harmonizing--a Beatles tour de force--is not among them.
Why they attempted any Beatles covers ever is beyond me.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I know it sounds bad, but I have to say that the Why Don't We Do It In The Road the third day to open the second set at the Greek in that "horrid" year of '84 (after some very memorable moments the preceding two days) was a hell of a lot of fun to be at. Sometimes ragged is right when you're in the moment.

For covers they should/could have done more of, I'd have been pleased with some more Traffic (medicated goo anyone?)and Derek/EC stuff (Let It Rain would have been nice; I enjoyed Keep On Growin when I saw/heard it). BTW, anyone going to see Winwood/Clapton at MSG?

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

....In the Road actually WAS fun...and since Brent sang lead it wasn't butchered like so many other Beatles tunes.

I would like to have heard the boys do a cover of Dylan's "Jokerman"...Jerry would have sounded great on that.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Oooooh, a Dead Jokerman would/could have been great fun, nice call... I'm going to find that one for the drive home now...I haven't heard it in at least a year.

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

"Satisfaction." Ok? I love the Stones, and I love the Dead. If I had to pick two all-times, they'd be it. I can't stress that enough. Rarely, however, do the twain shall meet in MY mind. For wight there's a twain weck. "It's All Over Now" is okay, because the Dead kind of made it their own, got that old shuffle workin', koo-koo-shakey- shakey etc, plus giving fits to the songomancers and portent-prone; "THEY'RE BREAKING UHHHHPP!" (See, Jerry's the "baby," who used to stay out "all night long," slang for heroin-- slide me a twinny dat all-night-long,you'd say--and Bobby well, it made him "cry," as in "Donkey tears," so called when one's pockets hang past the hems of one's
cut-offs--as in, ol' Bobby's cryin' ta-day, TELL me 'bout dem Bobby thighs, Bobby. . . .)

I don't think anybody could make Satisfaction their own, well Stooges maybe could have, oh shit they DID, ha, "No Fun," and the sexxpistols tore THAT a new crasshole, but I digress.

I uh, "Satisfaction" is the one that I think, that I don't care for.

Devo's is good because they made it be ROBOTS.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 1, 2008 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Grendel, man you are nailing things today. I thought I was the only one who dug Jokerman from Dylan. Many folks don't even know about it.

Very surprised that baba is taking a beating. I thought there many other tunes that were far worse. For covers, I think I fought the law is an embarrassment. They played it fine but that 2:30 bore is a joke as an encore. As for originals....anything Phil lesh broke out from 92-95.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

That whole album, Blood on the Tracks, is a wonder. Dylan with Mark Knopfler? How could it get any better?

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Poster: He Live's Date: Feb 27, 2008 11:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: WATCH OUT -- THIS THREAD IS ZOOMING TO THE TOP AGAIN

WHOOPEE....


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Poster: veblen Date: Feb 1, 2008 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

It is Infidels from 83 that is with Knopfler.

It contains: jokerman; neighborhood bully; union sundown; license to kill; etc...

here is the original jokerman video which is both musically and visually appealing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igMaEw3SJuk

one fine album to say the very least...

Jerry singing jokerman would have been sweet!!!

Also, someone mentioned traffic's medicated goo which might have worked as well.

overall the beatles covers should have been avoided...



This post was modified by veblen on 2008-02-01 22:19:19

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

Holy Crap!

I cannot believe that I confused Blood on the Tracks and Infidels.

I swear, if my head weren't screwed on...

Meanwhile, that's a great video.

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Poster: veblen Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

no worries, though it does force me to listen to blood on the tracks today as well. So I get to hear idiot wind.

the infidels talk has me downloading the complete infidel sessions this afternoon; which I am looking, oh so forward to hearing.

"I swear, if my head weren't screwed on..."
tell me about it: today I sent condolences out about a former hs classmate's son who died Iraq, and I was under the false impression that the mother had died recently as well. Suffice it to say, I will be writing corrections regarding that one for days.

for what its worth, here are two prime live jokerman's that I listened to this pm:
Groningen,1995:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbpM1ZhyO5A
London 24/11/03:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcIVUX1bvw
o

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Poster: veblen Date: Feb 1, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

no worries, though it does force me to listen to blood on the tracks today as well. So I get to hear idiot wind.

the infidels talk has me downloading the complete infidel sessions this afternoon; which I am looking, oh so forward to hearing.

"I swear, if my head weren't screwed on..."
tell me about it: today I sent condolences out about a former hs classmate's son who died Iraq, and I was under the false impression that the mother had died recently as well. Suffice it to say, I will be writing corrections regarding that one for days.

for what its worth, here are two prime live jokerman's that I listened to this pm:
Groningen,1995:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbpM1ZhyO5A
London 24/11/03:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWcIVUX1bvw

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 2, 2008 8:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

There was the time they did not do this one...


This post was modified by NoiseCollector on 2008-02-03 04:05:17

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 1, 2008 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I always thought bell bottom blues would be awesome in the second set

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Feb 1, 2008 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: biggest mistake

I'm sorry... Dear Prudence, when JGB did it was brilliant. Probably the best Beatles cover ever. OK, so I'm biased.